Another challenging yet a very productive year for The Tennis Foodie.
As I mentioned before, The Tennis Foodie was born out of love and passion for Food, Tennis, Fashion and Travel. My third year was not short of drama, features, awards, travel, tennis and fashion. So what changed after three years?
Here are some quick website statistics below (as of December 31, 2019):
2016 World Ranking: 14,083,086
2017 World Ranking: 505,584
2018 World Ranking: 318, 211
2019 World Ranking: 136, 220
Career High Ranking: 135, 215 (as of December 30, 2019)
Social Media Statistics (as of December 31, 2019):
Facebook Likes (Official Page): 8340 (from 5082 last 2018)
Twitter Followers: 1482 (from 1504 last 2018)
Instagram Followers: 8230 (from 4235 last 2018)
Pinterest Followers: 620 (from 533 last 2018)
My world rankings also improved from 2018 to 2019:
Top 50 Filipino Food Blogs – World Rank # 17 (unchanged from 2018)
Top 50 Gastronomy Blogs – World Rank # 11 (from #20 last 2018)
Top 100 Tennis Blogs – World Rank # 24 (from #35 last 2018)
Top 15 Philippines Male Bloggers – World Rank # 4 (unchanged from 2018)
Top 30 Male Blogger (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – World Rank # 21 (unchanged from 2018)
The best was saved for last! In the Annual Bloggers Bash in London, United Kingdom, The Tennis Foodie was the recipient of the Annual Bloggers Bash 2019 Winner – Best Food Blog Award. I also got featured in Discovery – inflight magazines for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (Hong Kong City, Hong Kong).
For the last two years of the report, I always include Google+ but since it ended this year, I didn’t include it anymore. I rarely use Twitter and Pinterest but I still get some traffic there. To be honest, I rarely post on social media nowadays. I was too busy with work and school but I make sure I post quality contents.
This year, I was able to travel to 4 countries (USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Mongolia). I haven’t finished blogging my travels this year. Maybe I’ll post them at the start of the year. Currently, I have USA, Japan and Thailand slated next year. I’m also planning to do Cambodia (finally!) and maybe another surprise country towards the end of the year. After I started studying my second masters degree, I got really busy and I shifted my priorities more with my own start-ups. Maybe this coming year, I can rest and enjoy some of the fruits of my labor.
In the tennis department, I withdrew in 3 tournaments I am originally slated to play. The time out actually gave me time to reassess my level and decided that 2020 will be my last season competitively. Currently, I’m taking my time to recover and do a much smarter schedule next year. I still want to win a tennis trophy. It’s a personal goal of mine. I got as far as quarterfinals (singles) and semifinals (doubles) for the last couple of years. I just want to have one breakthrough tournament! Will it be 2020? I’ll never know but I’ll keep working on it. Vollaix would still be my tennis outfit and Tenxpro would still be my racket.
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With regards to sponsors, there will be few changes in 2020. With new partnerships forged, you’ll see more new content at this website. Keep a look out for it.
There will be a lot of giveaways, raffle, contests and other fun activities in store for my readers in 2020. Thank you to all my loyal readers and followers who have been there on my ups and especially on my down moments. This blog is dedicated to each and one of you. Let’s make 2020 the best year ever! I’m eager to hear your feedback and suggestions on my comment box. Thank you for being part of my gastronomic journey fort he last couple of years. I’m still writing because you make me feel special every time you engage on my contents.
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